It is the policy of Northwest Area Education Agency not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination.

If you would like to file a complaint, please use this form.

If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy, please contact:

Jerome Schaefer, Equity Coordinator

5800 Discovery Blvd.

Sioux City, Iowa 51111


Title IX

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX) prohibits discrimination based on sex in education programs and activities in federally funded schools at all levels. If any part of a school district or college receives any Federal funds for any purpose, all of the operations of the district or college are covered by Title IX.

Title IX protects students, employees, applicants for admission and employment and other persons from all forms of sex discrimination, including discrimination based on gender identity or failure to conform to stereotypical notions of masculinity or femininity. All students (as well as other persons) at recipient institutions are protected by Title IX — regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, part- or full-time status, disability, race or national origin—in all aspects of a recipient’s educational programs and activities.

To file a Title IX complaint, fill out the general complaint form button below and indicate that the complaint is a Title IX complaint. You may also contact the Title IX Complaint Coordinator, Jerome Schaefer, Executive Director of Human Resources and Engagement, with any questions.

Important contacts

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Jerome Schaefer

Executive Director of Human Resources & Engagement

712-222-6114 Email Jerome Schaefer